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Old 05-06-2013, 07:04 PM   #4561
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What is up with the missile nose cone?
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:08 PM   #4562
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What is up with the missile nose cone?
Whatchya talkin' 'bout, Willis?
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:25 PM   #4563
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Ha ! The gold cone lookin thing in the last pic.. It looks like a heater or something to me....
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:10 PM   #4564
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Oh. That's a cover for a propane tank. The tank fuels a deck heater.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:04 AM   #4565
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Niice looking bikes there Kamikaze!
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:32 PM   #4566
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I'm changing to a different soft luggage system, and now the stock position rear turn signals are a bit too far forward and will interfere a bit. I've been circling the device in the garage and have come up with an option or two for relocating them further back, but was wondering what others who may have done this have come up with?

(stock turn signals mounted on the stock rear assembly, for reference)
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:36 PM   #4567
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was wondering what others who may have done this have come up with?
I swapped my rear signals to the front, and then cut down the front signals to do this:

www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?t=3329

I'm very happy with the look, but I did have some water getting into the housings and cause some corrosion. After that, I sealed everything up and it lasted several months with no problem, until this weekend. 3 days of hard riding off pavement, after and during serious rain that flooded many spots, tons of creek crossings, and on the way home, using the right signal resulted in a solid light (same as last time). I'm sure it's more corrosion, but I haven't pulled them apart yet to verify.

Will be replacing the stock signals with TuffLites soon.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:14 PM   #4568
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That looks like a great option, thanks for the ideas sandalscout!
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:59 PM   #4569
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I just pulled apart my non-working turn signal, and there was no corrosion afterall! I guess the silicone around the bolt did seal it up just fine. Just a broken bulb.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:35 AM   #4570
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Got a flat doing around 80mph on Friday night on the highway. Scary shit, especially being the front.

Finally got a new tube in it on tuesday, still kinda leery going around corners

Am considering installing a 12v cigarette lighter plug, and keeping a phone charger on hand. My phone died out there, luckily I was riding with a buddy. Had I not, that would have been even worse...
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:20 AM   #4571
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Got a flat doing around 80mph on Friday night on the highway. Scary shit, especially being the front.

Finally got a new tube in it on tuesday, still kinda leery going around corners

Am considering installing a 12v cigarette lighter plug, and keeping a phone charger on hand. My phone died out there, luckily I was riding with a buddy. Had I not, that would have been even worse...
I got a cig plug at Cycle Gear,hooked into the city light wires,perfect for charging in my tank bag.Glad your ok,bikes are fun but Shit changes fast on 2 wheels.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:51 AM   #4572
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I swapped my rear signals to the front, and then cut down the front signals to do this:

www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?t=3329

I'm very happy with the look, but I did have some water getting into the housings and cause some corrosion. After that, I sealed everything up and it lasted several months with no problem, until this weekend. 3 days of hard riding off pavement, after and during serious rain that flooded many spots, tons of creek crossings, and on the way home, using the right signal resulted in a solid light (same as last time). I'm sure it's more corrosion, but I haven't pulled them apart yet to verify.

Will be replacing the stock signals with TuffLites soon.
Awesome!

And thanks! I have my KLR apart, and I was looking to do something similar to my rear signal set up...I had another idea, but it involved an extra step...or two.

So, more farkles for me!
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:04 PM   #4573
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I swapped my rear signals to the front, and then cut down the front signals to do this:

www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?t=3329

I'm very happy with the look, but I did have some water getting into the housings and cause some corrosion. After that, I sealed everything up and it lasted several months with no problem, until this weekend. 3 days of hard riding off pavement, after and during serious rain that flooded many spots, tons of creek crossings, and on the way home, using the right signal resulted in a solid light (same as last time). I'm sure it's more corrosion, but I haven't pulled them apart yet to verify.

Will be replacing the stock signals with TuffLites soon.
Wish i'd have seen that before. Have my KLR ripped apart and already bought aftermarket blinkers and have had them to long to return. Granted my stock wants aren't in the best shape anyway. Maybe I can extrapolate a bit on the idea though.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:08 PM   #4574
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I am doing the t-bob this weekend and am thinking of replacing my hoses as part of the deal. How much work is adding? Does anyone know if there is a specific hose needed for a MC and how much would be a good length?
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:40 PM   #4575
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I got a cig plug at Cycle Gear,hooked into the city light wires,perfect for charging in my tank bag.Glad your ok,bikes are fun but Shit changes fast on 2 wheels.
I may have to do that. Not fun being stuck in the middle of the highway in a turnout at night time with a dead phone. Luckily there was traffic to keep me company.
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